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In this episode, Dr. Erica Lacher and show host Justin Long take another look at deworming protocols, and discuss the latest research regarding drug resistance. Topics include parasites, drug resistance from over-deworming, and the looming drug crisis the entire equine industry is facing.By Dr. Erica Lacher and Justin Long
 
In this episode, Dr. Lacher and show host Justin Long interview Dr. John Peloso, a board-certified equine surgeon and co-founder of the Equine Medical Center of Ocala, on the subject of broken bones. Topics include how breaks occur, what types of breaks can be repaired, what makes a horse a good candidate for surgery, and what the recovery process …
 
In this episode, Dr. Lacher and show host Justin Long take a deep dive into the complex world of Cushings, or PPID. Learn what makes PPID different from the Cushings that humans and dogs get, as well as early warning signs, treatment options, and, most importantly, how to reduce the chances that your horse will end up with it.…
 
In this episode, Dr. Lacher and show host Justin Long talk about sweat. Do you know how much sweat your horse can lose, or how to determine that? Learn what sweating means for your horse, and how to help them do it well. And on the other end of the spectrum are the non-sweaters. Learn what the inability to sweat looks like in case it happens to you…
 
In this episode, Dr. Erica Lacher and show host Justin Long take a deep dive into tendon and ligament injuries, why they happen, and how the rehab process works. Spoiler alert: there's a lot of work involved! Physical therapy is just as important for horses as it is for people, and failing to put in the time and effort can have negative consequence…
 
In this episode, Dr. Erica Lacher and show host Justin Long interview Brandi Phillips, the Animal Technical Rescue Branch Director for the University of Florida's Veterinary Emergency Treatment Service (UF VETS). Topics include services available from first responders (911) and organizations that specialize in large and small animal emergency rescu…
 
In this episode, Dr. Erica Lacher and show host Justin Long discuss a variety of things that happen infrequently to individual horses, but regularly across the horse world, and how to be prepared for them. Topics include transportation, high-cost procedures, back-up plans in case you are incapacitated, natural disasters, and more.…
 
In this episode, Dr. Carissa Wickens from the University of Florida joins Dr. Erica Lacher and show host Justin Long in the studio to talk about horse behavior. As an equine behavior expert, Dr. Wickens offers some fascinating insights into why horses do what they do, and what we can do to shape their behavior while improving our relationship with …
 
In this episode, Dr. Lacher and Justin Long discuss going into fall, and transitioning safely from grass to hay. When the temperature drops and the grass dies off, the diet change can be difficult for horses, and their hydration can fall off. This puts them at an increased risk of colic. Dr. Lacher gives some strategies for reducing that risk while…
 
In this episode, Dr. Erica Lacher and show host Justin Long talk to Dr. Rob Franklin, a boarded internist, veterinarian, and co-founder of Full Bucket about probiotics. Dr. Franklin explains the ins and outs of probiotics, and clears the air about what's helping your horse and what isn't.By Dr. Erica Lacher and Justin Long
 
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